It may not look like much, but snow like this shuts down the entire city of Charlotte! I heard somewhere that they have 2 snow plows for the entire city. I am sure that's not the case, but you get the picture. Most of the main roads are clear but the problem is getting out of your small streets. I had a gut feeling that Jimmy was going to come early. I just knew it. So when this snow dumped on us just 11 days before his birth, I started to get a little panicky. Many of the roads were closed. And my biggest worry was if my friends would be able to get to my house out of their steep driveways etc. My Mom was scheduled to fly in exactly one week early. About 10 days before his due date (which was March 7) I began having some pretty intense braxton hicks. I'll never forget walking around our neighborhood in my giant snow coat with my HUGE waddle. I am certain people thought I was horrendous. I was also quite shocked to be having a baby amid the snow. With the March due date, I never predicted such cold weather in Charlotte. It was actually kind of fun.
Annie and I had a blast playing in the snow together and it was a really great moment for me as her Mom. We built a snow man and then proceeded to tip him over, with her belly giggles I could hardly contain my love for her. I soaked in every last minute with her. I was going to miss this time with just my baby girl. At one point she held a giant snowball up to my belly for baby brother to see. I knew the change would be hard, but oh so so good.